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Fort Ritchie Contract Moves Forward

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 3, 2020) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve an amendment to the contract between the buyer, John W. Krumpotich, and the Board of County Commissioners for the sale of Fort Ritchie. Krumpotich entered into the contract with the Board of County Commissioners on

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Storm Sewer Inlet Cleaning on Robinwood Drive

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 26, 2020) – As part of the Clean County Initiative, the Washington County Division of Environmental Management and the Highway Department will be removing debris from the stormwater management inlets along Robinwood Drive from the intersection of Medical Campus Road to the entrance of Hagerstown Community College. The debris removal is scheduled

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Antietam Broadband Scheduled Maintenance

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 26, 2020) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services notifies the public of scheduled maintenance by Antietam Broadband that may impact internet and digital phone service. The maintenance is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. Customers may experience service interruptions during this time. Citizens with

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Volunteers Needed for Airport Emergency Disaster Drill

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2020) – Hagerstown Regional Airport is seeking volunteers for a full-scale simulated aircraft emergency disaster exercise at the airport on Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to assist in role-playing as injured passengers. Volunteers are crucial in testing the responsiveness of HGR’s

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Regional Park Closed for Installation of Playground Equipment

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 24, 2020) – Washington County Parks and Recreation notifies the public that Regional Park is closed for the installation of new playground equipment. The installation will begin today, Monday, February 24, 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by Friday, February 28, 2020, weather permitting. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s

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Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Information Systems

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua L. O’Neal as Director of the Division of Information Systems effective February 3, 2020. O’Neal has been with Washington County Government for 18 years. His career with the County began as the manager

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Temporary Power Outage at Hagerstown Regional Airport

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 14, 2020) – Hagerstown Regional Airport announces a power outage beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. The outage is expected to last up to two hours. The terminal will be completely shut down during this time, and the rental car center will be affected by the outage.

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Permitting Software Upgrade

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2020) – Washington County Government will be upgrading its permitting software, Accela Automation, starting Friday, February 14, 2020. The following divisions and departments will be affected by the upgrade: Division of Construction Division of Plan Review & Permitting Department of Planning & Zoning Beginning Friday, February 14, 2020 at

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Washington County Government Closed for President’s Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2020) – In observance of President’s Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020. County services will operate as listed below: The Hagerstown Regional Airport terminal and airfield will operate during regularly scheduled business hours. Administrative offices and the maintenance department will be closed. Allegiant

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Washington County Launches NextGen911 Initiative

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 11, 2020) – Washington County Government announces the launching of the NextGen911 initiative. This initiative will be completed in two phases. Phase one will include a countywide update of addresses and numbering to improve location accuracy services for emergency responders. Phase two will be the implementation of

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee Invites Public to Listening Tour

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 10, 2020) – The Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to welcome you to attend an informative Listening Tour. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Hancock Library, 231 Hancock Veterans Parkway, Hancock, Maryland. This event is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to

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Douglass Day 2020

Douglass Day 2020

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 6, 2020) – On behalf of the Washington County Diversity and Inclusion Committee, please help the Hagerstown Community College Library and the LSC Writing Center celebrate Frederick Douglass Day and Black History Month on February 14, 2020 with a Transcribe-a-thon of the papers of Anna Julia Cooper. The event will be

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee Invites Public to Listening Tour

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 5, 2020) – The Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to welcome you to attend an informative Listening Tour. The event is scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Smithsburg Library, 66 West Water Street, Smithsburg, MD. This event is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to

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2020 State of the County Video Presentation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 4, 2020) – Washington County Government presented its annual State of the County address on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. For those who were unable to attend and would like to watch the address, the full video can be viewed by clicking on the video above. For additional information, please

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Fairplay Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 3, 2020) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Fairplay Road between Bakersville Road and Spielman Road. The road will be closed for road work on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Fairplay Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 31, 2020) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Fairplay Road between Bakersville Road and Spielman Road. The road will be closed for road work on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Fairplay Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2020) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Fairplay Road between Bakersville Road and Spielman Road. The road will be closed for road work on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations

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Department of Water Quality Receives Award from Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Water Quality Receives Award from Environmental Protection Agency

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 29, 2020) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality was recognized at the Board of County Commissioners meeting for receiving the Performance and Innovation in the State Revolving Fund Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) Award from the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). Washington County received this award in recognition of innovative use of State

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Join Us for the 2020 State of the County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 29, 2020) – Washington County Government invites you to attend the 2020 State of the County on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The morning session will be hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at Fountain Head Country Club, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tickets to the morning presentation can be purchased

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Washington County Begins Search for New County Administrator

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 28, 2020) – The Washington County Human Resources Department announces the search for a new County Administrator effective immediately. The deadline for mailing all candidate submissions is March 6, 2020.  The County Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Washington County Government and is responsible for directing the day-to-day

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